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Queen extends condolences to families of London Bridge victims

London - On November 30, it was announced that Queen Elizabeth II has extended her sympathies to the families of the London Bridge victims.

Dame Evelyn Glennie made a Companion of Honour by Queen Elizabeth

Dame Evelyn Glennie has a major reason to celebrate. She was made a Companion of Honour (CH) by Queen Elizabeth II, as part of the 2017 New Year Honours.

Police called after Queen Elizabeth spotted not wearing seat belt

Someone spotted Queen Elizabeth II being driven to the state opening of parliament, but they called police. The reason is because she wasn't wearing a seat belt.

Review: Soulpepperʼs ʻThe Last Wifeʼ is a Tudor tale for our times Special

Toronto - Kate Hennig’s “The Last Wife” may be ostensibly about Henry VIII’s marriage to Katherine Parr, but it’s misleading to view the play as a history lesson. Considering recent world events, it seems to be about now more than any other period.

Dame Vera Lynn receives Companion of Honour from Queen Elizabeth

Dame Vera Lynn has a major reason to celebrate. On June 11, she was made a Companion of Honor (CH) by Queen Elizabeth II.

A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth to go on U.K. coins in 2015

A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth will be adorning U.K. coins next year and there will be a closed competition to win the design of it. An undisclosed number of designers will be invited to submit to the competition.

Angelina Jolie made honorary dame commander by Queen Elizabeth

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has a major milestone to be proud of. She was made an honorary Dame by Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Elizabeth slated to visit Game of Thrones set

Belfast - Staying hip with the times, the British monarchy tweeted Wednesday that two members of the Royal Family will be making pit stops at film sets during their next tour.

Angelina Jolie is an honorary dame, thanks to Queen Elizabeth

Angelina Jolie has been named an honorary dame by England's Queen Elizabeth for combating sexual violence against women in war zones as the co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative.

Arts features heavily in Queen Elizabeth's birthday honors

London - Three times Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has been made a knight in the Queen's Birthday Honors. Several other awards have been given to those famous for acting and writing.

Op-Ed: The archaic stupidity of monarchial reverence

So, a new monarch has been born. Reluctantly, I know this; and only because the tv screens at my gym won’t shut up about it.

Singer Adele honored by Queen Elizabeth II for services to music

Adele was recently honored by Queen Elizabeth II. According to an article from the New York Daily News, Adele is one of 1,180 people that was recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honors list as the British monarch celebrated her 87th birthday.

Queen Elizabeth II expected to sign charter supporting gay rights

London - Reports say that Queen Elizabeth II is set to sign a new Commonwealth Charter to stamp out discrimination against gays and promote gender equality. UK's Daily Mail reports that signing the charter will be one of the most controversial acts of her reign.

UK: Knife man tasered by police outside Buckingham Palace (Video)

London - London’s Metropolitan Police have confirmed that a man was disabled with a taser outside the Queen’s residence, Buckingham Palace, in London. The man is reported to have broken through a cordon and held a knife to his throat.

Chris Hogg to be awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Toronto - Digital Journal Chief Executive Officer, Chris Hogg, has been named a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. A journalist and entrepreneur, Hogg is being recognized for significant achievement and remarkable service to Canada.

Photo Essay: December in Merry Windsor Special

Windsor - There are many special places in England. One of the most interesting is the old town of Windsor, home of the castle and one of Queen Elizabeth's official residences.

Britain's Prince Philip admitted to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

London - It has just been confirmed that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has been taken to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a "precautionary measure." This is the third time in just eight months he has been admitted to the hospital.

60 poems online to mark the Queen's Jubilee

Sixty officially sanctioned poems, each by a different poet, have been uploaded to the Web. The poems were commissioned to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II's underpants up for sale on eBay

A pair of Queen Elizabeth II's lacy "royal underwear" are now available for sale on eBay. The estate of Baron Joseph "Sepy" de Bickse Dobronyi wants eBay bidders to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by buying an old pair of her "knickers."

Jamaican PM wants Queen removed as head of state

Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has vowed to take steps toward removing the Queen as head of state and turn the country into a republic.

Queen Elizabeth II set to visit Republic of Ireland amid protests

Queen Elizabeth II of England is set to visit Republic of Ireland Tuesday amid protests from republican paramilitary and other splinters groups opposed to the visit of the Queen and Prince Philip.

Prince William's Filipina nanny invited to royal wedding

Prince William's nanny Araceli “Lillie” Piccio from Bacolod City, Philippines has received an invitation to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton to be held on April 29 at the Westminster Abbey, United Kingdom.

T-Mobile ad of fake Royal Wedding entrance dance goes viral

A video ad of actors playing the British Royals and dancing at the William-Kate wedding ceremony has become wildly popular online, accumulating 4.6 million views within four days.

Queen gives her blessing to Oscar-nominated King's Speech

Queen Elizabeth II has been shown a private screening of the The King's Speech and has given her approval. Having watched the blockbuster film, nominated for 12 Oscars, Her Majesty is said to have been "moved" by the film.

Rightful heir to throne lineage could change in UK

A bill has been introduced into the House of Commons this week that could change how future British kings and queens will be considered.

Royals: Queen Elizabeth's great-daughter named

Queen Elizabeth's family is in the news with her great-granddaughter given a name and both Prince William and Zara Phillips having upcoming weddings. Her son Prince Charles was also named the busiest Royal of 2010.

Queen Elizabeth a great-grandmother

Queen Elizabeth has become a great grandmother after the birth of a baby girl to grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn on Wednesday.

The Queen talks about the Bible and sport in Christmas message

London - Queen Elizabeth talked of the history of the King James version of the Bible and the role sport and games play in bringing people together during her Christmas message this year.

Monarch’s head likely to remain on UK stamps after privatization

The head of the British monarch is likely to remain on postage stamps after Royal Mail is sold off to the private sector, even if it goes to a foreign company.

Could Queen Elizabeth’s old panties be worth $9,000?

Miami - Underwear allegedly left behind by Queen Elizabeth in a private plane after a trip to Chile in 1968 is being auctioned in Florida with a starting price of US $9,000.
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The Queen's breakfast room at Buckingham Palace
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The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is given to Canadians who have made significant contrib...
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is given to Canadians who have made significant contributions and achievements.
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The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is given to Canadians who have made significant contrib...
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is given to Canadians who have made significant contributions and achievements.
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A view of Windsor castle on a crisp December morning.
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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, wearing a kilt, attend the Braemar Gathering, traditional Scottish highland games, in Braemar, on September 6, 2014
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